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This group was purchased at a garage sale on 7-Apr-2001 in Potomac MD. The seller said that he cleans houses and received this collection from a house whose occupant had died. This is all we know. The collection was unbelievable as almost every picture was labeled. Those which were not identified are marked as such. Some pictures are believed to be around 100 years old, while most appear to be from the 1920 - 1950s. I have various pictures grouped by surname as noted above.

08-May-2001 Update: This entire collection has been found - thanks to Robert B. Rathbun, a genealogist and researcher of the RATHBUN name. He saw one of the items on eBay which led him to this website. Not knowing the family personally, he checked his database and found that he did have information on them and was able to contact Ellen! Ellen then sent me an email and within several days, she was able to drop by my home to pick up her family pictures. I explained our goal of photograph preservation and Ellen and her family have agreed to keep the images on display for all Rathbun and Thompson researchers. She has also included a genealogy report to include on this site. The wonders of the internet - what a great tool for genealogists! He also has a website where you can learn more about the Rathbun family.

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